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Thanksgiving Recipe: Cheesy Pumpkin Lasagna Paired with Pinot Noir

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What is fall without Thanksgiving, red wine, and pumpkin in some form? This mouthwatering Cheesy Pumpkin Lasagna paired with our Pinot Noir adds the perfect fall twist to a popular Italian pasta dish and color to your Thanksgiving table.

Cheesy Pumpkin Lasagna

By: Delish

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 3 (15-oz.) cans pumpkin purée
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (15-oz.) container ricotta cheese
  • 3 c. shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 3 c. shredded Fontina, divided
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Cooking spray, for baking dish
  • 1 box no-boil lasagna noodles

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and onion and cook until fragrant and soft, about 5 minutes. Deglaze pan with vinegar and cook until mostly evaporated, about 4 minutes. Stir in sage.
  2. Add pumpkin, maple syrup, and nutmeg and season with salt and pepper. Heat until warmed through, about 5 minutes. 
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together ricotta, 2 cups mozzarella, 2 cups Fontina, and egg until combined.
  4. Grease a 9″-x-13″ baking dish (or similarly sized dish) with cooking spray. Smear a thin layer of pumpkin mixture on the bottom of the baking dish and cover the mixture with noodles. Add a third of pumpkin mixture, followed by a third of cheese mixture. Repeat two more times, using all pumpkin and cheese. Top with a layer of noodles, then sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella and 1 cup Fontina.
  5. Bake lasagna, covered, 35 minutes. Uncover, heat the oven to 400°, and cook until the cheese on top has melted, about 15 minutes more. 
  6. Let rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve.

NOTE: This recipe makes eight servings.

Pinot Noir is a very versatile wine and pairs well with a variety of food. The classic bing cherry aromas and integrated flavors of vanilla in our 2020 Pinot Noir help the nutmeg, sage, maple syrup and pumpkin pureé in the lasagna make an appearance on your taste buds. 

Make sure to purchase our delicious Pinot Noir and our other award-winning wines before your Thanksgiving gathering either online or in our tasting room!

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